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E.J. Dionne Jr: U.S. better off than 5 years ago, but not where Obama hoped

WASHINGTON — It was a bittersweet briefing that told us exactly where the Obama administration finds itself at the dawn of its sixth year.

January 22, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Why Australia calls Snowden a traitor

WASHINGTON — Edward Snowden stole hundreds of thousands of American secrets and sprinkled them across the Internet. Should he be considered a traitor?

January 15, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: Obama must reform NSA, quell allies’ outrage

U.S. intelligence agencies’ failure to “connect the dots” before 9/11 precipitated a rush to collect vast amounts of electronic information. That pursuit of information led to egregious overreach by the National Security Agency to gather vast amounts of electronic data from America and all o…

October 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

National kudos for Billings winemaker

One of the wines that Clint Peck of Billings produced, cellared and bottled has caught the attention of Wine Spectator.

September 15, 2013 12:15 amLoading…

David Ignatius: Worldwide surveillance: Less privacy outside U.S.

WASHINGTON — With the global furor over the National Security Agency’s surveillance activities, you might think that other governments are refraining from such intrusive monitoring. But recent reports by U.S. technology companies make clear that foreign governments are aggressively compellin…

September 05, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Jon Tester on security versus civil liberites

Jon Tester on security versus civil liberites

In response to the recent Edward Snowden controversy, United States Senator Jon Tester talks about his ideas for balancing the need for security versus civil liberties to the Billings Gazette editorial board.

August 07, 2013 11:47 amLoading…

David Ignatius: What privacy? Practical fallout of Snowden's leaks

WASHINGTON — Congress and the courts will sort out the big questions about privacy and surveillance posed by Edward Snowden’s disclosure of National Security Agency monitoring programs. In the meantime, there are some nagging smaller questions raised by this hemorrhage of secrets.

June 27, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Justice official: Complaint filed against Edward Snowden

Justice official: Complaint filed against Edward Snowden

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has charged former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden with espionage and theft of government property in the NSA surveillance case.

June 21, 2013 5:32 pm Related Loading…

E.J. Dionne Jr.: Time to lean more toward liberty

WASHINGTON — The hardest thing in an argument is to acknowledge competing truths. We know that our government will continue with large-scale surveillance programs to prevent future terrorist attacks. We also know that such programs have operated up to now with too little public scrutiny and …

June 15, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

David Ignatius: Jounalists should beware of misplaced idealism

WASHINGTON — Journalists have a professional commitment to the idea that more debate is better, so we instinctively side with leakers. But I’m skeptical about some of the claims of Edward Snowden, the young NSA contractor who leaked secrets about that agency’s surveillance programs to The Wa…

June 13, 2013 12:05 amLoading…

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